ABS withdraws Class services to Russian vessels, assets and companies

(Mar 17 2022)

After careful consideration of the situation in the Ukraine and the Black Sea as well as the applicable sanctions, ABS has taken the decision to withdraw all Class services involving Russian vessels, assets and companies.



Poten's Weekly Opinion: Barrels From the Backyard

(Mar 17 2022)

Will more Venezuelan crude boost the tanker market?



U.S. seizing tankers has failed to stop Iran's oil exports

(Mar 17 2022)

The U.S. seizure of Iranian tankers in recent months has not stopped sanctions-hit Tehran from increasing oil exports, Iran's oil minister was quoted as saying on Saturday.



Belgian shipowners: “Without Ukrainian and Russian Seafarers, chaos looms at sea”

(Mar 17 2022)

After months of being trapped at sea due to the pandemic, the current war in Ukraine is holding hundreds of thousands of seafarers hostage from the global merchant fleet.



Poten's Weekly Opinion: Banning Russian Barrels

(Mar 10 2022)

What would the impact be of banning Russian oil imports?



Tanker of Russian gas docks in France after being turned away from UK

(Mar 10 2022)

A tanker of Russian gas arrived at a French port in Brittany on Saturday after dock workers in Britain refused to unload it in protest at Russia's invasion of Ukraine.



Russia-owned SCF oil tankers rerouting from Canada and returning to Russia

(Mar 10 2022)

Two oil tankers owned and managed by Sovcomflot, the Russian maritime and freight shipping company blacklisted by the United States last week, are rerouting from their Canadian destinations, while a third is returning to Russia after discharging.



Malaysia to deny entry of Russia-flagged tanker sanctioned by US

(Mar 10 2022)

A Russian-flagged oil tanker will not be allowed to call at Kuala Linggi port in Malaysia, its government said on Tuesday (March 1), amid pressure on countries to enforce international sanctions on Moscow-linked businesses over the invasion of Ukrain...



Russia-Owned oil tanker reroutes and arrives in Caribbean country

(Mar 10 2022)

As the US and other Western nations tighten sanctions on Russia and Russian owned businesses and assets, the Liberia-flagged Sovcomflot-owned oil tanker SCF Neva had to abruptly change course from Canada. The vessel arrived in the Bahamas, in the Car...



War in Ukraine impacts on energy and marine essential workers’ travel

(Mar 03 2022)

Leading independent travel management company Munro’s Travel, which specialises in oil and gas, energy and marine workers’ global movements, is warning that the closure of Ukraine airspace will impact on the travel plans of essential workers. And, th...



Poten's Weekly Opinion: Russia attacks Ukraine

(Mar 03 2022)

What has been the impact on the tanker market so far?



UK dockers vow not to unload tankers carrying Russian oil and gas

(Mar 03 2022)

Angry dockers have vowed not to unload cargoes of Russian oil and gas, as it emerged that shipments were en route to British ports because of an apparent loophole in a government ban and could even be used to heat UK homes.



Captain of oil tanker refuses to refuel Russian ship

(Mar 03 2022)

The Georgian captain of an oil tanker refused to refuel a Russian ship in protest against the country's invasion of Ukraine earlier this week, and the crew is "very proud," the captain's wife said.



Malaysia to deny entry of Russia-flagged tanker sanctioned by U.S.

(Mar 03 2022)

A Russian-flagged oil tanker will not be allowed to call at Kuala Linggi port in Malaysia, amid pressure on countries to enforce international sanctions on Moscow-linked businesses over the invasion of Ukraine.



Russian oil tanker 'not welcome' in Orkney, says UK Transport Minister

(Mar 03 2022)

A Russian-owned tanker has cancelled a docking in Scotland after being banned from anchoring at the Orkney oil terminal.




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